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Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and consumption of refined carbohydrates


Last updated 3/1/2007 at Noon

Type 2 diabetes is indeed an epidemic of our time, affecting approximately 15 million individuals in the US alone, or almost eight percent of the US population. Approximately 800,000 new cases were diagnosed in 2000, and worldwide, the number of people with diabetes is expected to rise from 135 million in 1995 to 300 million in 2025.

Many do not know they have it until they’ve been properly tested. High intake of refined carbohydrates enhances the formation of VLDL cholesterol, or “bad cholesterol,” and reduces levels of HDL, the “good cholesterol.”

Many metabolic studies have s...

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